Jacques Ellul – Introductory Reading Guide

May 22, 2015 — Leave a comment

 

Jacques Ellul

This week marked the anniversary of the death of Jacques Ellul….

Jacques Ellul was one of the keenest and most provocative Christian thinkers of the 20th century.

In remembrance of him, we offer this introductory reading guide, which highlights his most important books and suggests an order in which to read them.


 

1) The Technological Society

 

We recommend starting with The Techonological Society, as it is undoubtedly the main work for which Ellul is known outside Christian circles.  This book provides a sociological framework for understanding the culture and context in which Ellul was writing, and is very useful in helping us reflect on our deep reliance upon technology in the 21st century.

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IMAGE CREDIT: From the Cover of Understanding Jacques Ellul